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E-waste piling up? SF event has you covered

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Eve Cuny, the director of environmental health and safety at the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, talks about the unWaste Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot at Sacramento Street between Webster and Fillmore streets. People can bring household items that are difficult to dispose of.

Why are you hosting this event? I saw all of the old monitors in the garage at the school, so we wanted to have an e-waste event. We thought we’d extend it to the community, as many people have old electrical equipment ... they need to dispose of.

What items can people throw away?
Any type of e-waste, clothing, textiles, books. It’s free to recycle small household appliances such as coffeemakers, toasters, cellphones, cameras, etc. Universal Waste Management Inc., the company who are disposing of the waste, are charging $5 to $50 for larger e-waste such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, matresses, Styrofoam and more. For more information, go to www.dental.pacific.edu.

How does San Francisco fair in relation to recycling and being green?
From a business perspective, The City iws very supportive in relation to giving information about recycling, composting and making sure we have the right containers. We just need to take advantage of it all.